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About time : cosmology and culture at the twilight of the big bang

Author: Adam Frank
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press trade pbk edView all editions and formats
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"The Big Bang is dead and astrophysicist Adam Frank explains how our experience of time will change as a result"--

"The Big Bang is dead! It is no longer the beginning of time. Allowing us a peek into the cutting edge of cosmology, astrophysicist Adam Frank explains how this change in our origins will affect every aspect of our lives"--

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Frank
ISBN: 9781439169605 1439169608
OCLC Number: 811051711
Description: xxiii, 406 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Talking sky, working stone and living field : from prehistory to the agricultural revolution --
The city, the cycle and the epicycle : from the urban revolution to a rational universe --
The clock, the bell tower and the spheres of God : from the medieval monastery to the renaissance cosmos --
Cosmic machines, illuminated night and the factory clock : from Newton's universe to thermodynamics and the Industrial Revolution --
The telegraph, the electric clock and the block universe : the imperatives of simultaneity from time zones to Einstein's cosmos --
The expanding universe, radio hours and washing machine time : speed, cosmology and culture between the world wars --The Big Bang, Telstar, and a new Armageddon : the nuclear big bang's triumph in a televised space age --
Inflation, cell phones and the outlook universe : information revolutions and the big bang gets in trouble --
Wheels within wheels : cyclic universes and the challenge of quantum gravity : eternal time through repeating time --
Ever-changing eternities : the promise and perils of a multiverse : eternal inflation, arrows of time and the anthropic principle --
Giving up the ghost : the end of beginnings and the end of time : cosmology's radical alternatives in three acts --
In the fields of leaning grass : ending the beginning in human and cosmic time.
Responsibility: Adam Frank.

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"The Big Bang is dead and astrophysicist Adam Frank explains how our experience of time will change as a result"--

"The Big Bang is dead! It is no longer the beginning of time. Allowing us a peek into the cutting edge of cosmology, astrophysicist Adam Frank explains how this change in our origins will affect every aspect of our lives"--

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